Japan court bars nuclear plant restart

Kansai Electric to appeal against decision on Takahama facility

China will react if US weaponises trade

Do not pitch TPP as the economic counterpart to a military strategy, writes Michael Levi

Japan in long battle over war apology

Ex-PM Tomiichi Murayama attacks Abe’s revisionist stance

Ingram Pinn illustration

Japan needs a working hours overhaul

The corporate culture the country is stuck with is unsuited to the challenges companies face

Japan Inc seeks to end long working hours

Tight labour market and waning company loyalty prompt a rethink

World watches Japan’s ageing citizens

Nation turns to digital medical records to improve wellbeing

Tokyo ward goes it alone with gay licence

Region breaks conservative taboo with documents for same-sex couples

Round two in US bid for Asian influence

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is just as likely to annoy America’s allies in region as reassure them

World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

Death highlights country’s ageing population

Japan Inc reins in spending plans

Tankan survey shows companies expect conditions to deteriorate

Man-made islands add to Asian sea spats

Mushrooming of man-made islands is latest flashpoint

Japan set to join Asian investment bank

Ambassador to Beijing sees Tokyo breaking ranks with US by June

Japan calls for Obama push on TPP deal

Trade minister seeks ‘direct efforts’ as nerves fray over deal

Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

The games are a chance to make over the metropolis

World watches to see if Abenomics experiment will be a success

Premier’s challenge is to match massive monetary stimulus with structural reforms

Deregulation threatens to break up Japanese energy monopolies

Changes to the sector could create a Y10tn market

Opinion: Japan needs a forthright reckoning

Europe has led by example in acts of contrition following the second world war

Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits 0%

Data highlight extent of unravelling of BoJ pledge to hit 2% by around April

Japan: Abe bids to end economic burden

Prime minister says Tokyo deserves more credit for its progress

BoJ cites Volcker to stoke inflation

Former Fed official inspires Tokyo’s battle to drive the economy